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Testimony of how I became saved!
March 2005 was when I got saved. Before this I was very sick mentally and physically, also an addict (cigarettes, narcotic pills, alcohol). I had Gird disease (1pill), hyper-thyroidism (1 pill), back problems (1 narcotic pill), rapid heart rate (1 pill), I was always sick with some kind of cold, flu, or virus. I was always in the emergency room at least every couple weeks for one thing or another. The mental health diagnosed me long-term depressive, I ...
Testimony of how I became saved!
March 2005 was when I got saved. Before this I was very sick mentally and physically, also an addict (cigarettes, narcotic pills, alcohol). I had Gird disease (1pill), hyper-thyroidism (1 pill), back problems (1 narcotic pill), rapid heart rate (1 pill), I was always sick with some kind of cold, flu, or virus. I was always in the emergency room at least every couple weeks for one thing or another. The mental health diagnosed me long-term depressive, I would have anxiety, panic-attacks. They gave me a script for mental medications, but there was always something within me that was afraid to take Psych. meds., so I did not fill the script, but rather kept it in my purse. The panic-anxiety attacks were so bad toward the end, that I could not even watch the news, or go to the movie theatre, and watch a movie. If I saw a car accident or anything related to death, it would start an anxiety attack. I could not even watch "Law and Order" without starting an anxiety attack. At the end, I was filled with fear, and felt like death was knocking on my door. I always had to sleep at my mom's house, or have her stay at my house, and I was even fearful of sleeping in my bedroom, because I had so much fear within me. I was always praying, crying myself to sleep asking a God that I did not know for help, but with no answer. Finally, a few days before my experience with God, I was laying on the couch out in the living room, and my mom was laying on the floor not too far from me. She was sleeping, and I was laying there with my eyes closed not even 5 minutes, and I heard a verbal woman's voice say to me in my head that "I was cursed", I audibly heard this voice, and I opened my eyes really fast, looked around, my heart was pounding, and an anxiety attack started. My mom was sleeping, I asked her if she said something to me, and she was in a deep sleep, and said "No". Automatically, I started praying, asking for God's help, and passed out. I did not wake up till the next day, and I did not tell anybody most of the next day, I just kept thinking about it. I finally told my mom and she told me that I should go talk to a Nun, so I did the next day. I went and talked to a Catholic Sister, she told me that it was an evil spirit, basically trying to put fear in me, and push me over the edge. She took my name and birth date, and prayed with me. It did not help, for the anxiety-panic attacks continued. That evening when I was having an anxiety attack, and I was overwhelmed by fear. I was thinking about if I had a curse on me, who could have put it on me. I thought of two different ways within the last year and a half, I associated with a couple different people 1) People who dealt in bad Indian Medicine 2) Females who were witches, and were deep in witchcraft, doing séance’s and such. *So, I started to wonder, what if I do have a curse on me, how can I get it off. My mom recommended that I call my aunt, because she knew how to get a hold of my great uncle who deals in good Indian medicine, to see, just in case, how to remove bad Indian medicine. So I called her, she was very upset, she believed someone put bad Indian medicine on me, but she said that the Indian medicine man that she knew passed on. But she said "Maria, Listen, Do you have a bible?" And I said "Yes", in a sarcastic, smart-alecky way, and she said "No really Maria, if you have one, go get it, open it to Psalms, start reading, and don't stop reading until you feel better". At this point, I went and got my bible, that I have had since I was 12, just sitting on my shelf. At this point I needed help, and would give anything a try, even a God that I did not know, what would it hurt. I got off the phone, opened the Holy Bible to Psalms (smoking my cigarette, and dosed w/my hydrocodone pill), and started reading and praying, and a few minutes into it, I felt the Spirit of God come upon me, and it felt like stuff was being lifted off of me, and a Spirit was moving within me, I was crying, praying, reading. He says to come as you are, not to fix yourself then come to Him. Immediately all fear that had encompassed me was gone, the panic-anxiety attack was gone, rapid heart rate gone. I felt so good, like I have never felt before, I felt so good, that I even wanted my mom to leave my house. I felt safe to be alone, but she was surprised, it was night time, and said she would go home in the morning. Depression, anxiety, panic all left me that night. The next day, I felt so good, I decided not to take any of the meds that I had been taking. A week later, I went to see my thyroid doctor, and he walked into the office, after a year and a half of seeing him, looking confused, and looking at his file. He said "what have you been doing?" I got scared, and he said "Your thyroid is stabilized, you do not have to take your medication anymore". Oh my gosh, it was a miracle! Last time I had seen him, he said that my thyroid was toxic, and was literally poisoning me. I never wanted to put the bible down, I was so grateful, I carried the bible with me everywhere. Also, about a week, week and a half, while reading and praying God spoke to me in my Spirit about the addictions. I told God about my addiction, and asked for His help. I wanted to quit all things, the pills took the place of the alcohol, and if I would quit the pills, I would have an irresistible urge to drink. I hated smoking, drinking, and the pills, but could not quit by myself, I tried many times. I asked him if he would take away or lessen the withdrawals. Well, the next day, something (Holy Spirit) told me not to take my morning dose of pills, nor to smoke my morning cigarette. I didn’t to see what happened, and God lessened my withdrawals to almost nothing, and I quit both that day, and I did not have the urge to drink anymore. I had just bought 4 cartons of cigarettes, and I hated those things so much, that I got rid of them. Amazing God! Well, anyways, every since 2005, I have been sold out to God! I believe with all my heart that God would not take heed to my prayers before, because if He had, he would have not received the glory, because as I was praying before, I was praying “If there is a God out there”. But when I grabbed the bible, it was to Him, and there would be no denying that the God from the Holy Bible healed me, delivered me, saved me, redeemed me!
Since I have been saved I have gained 70 lbs, this is a new warfare inside myself that I must overcome, but I am more than a conquerer with Him! I need to bring this flesh into subjection, and allow the spirit to rule and reign in me! Greater is He that is within me, than He that is in world! It is not bcuz I got saved that I gained weight, it is bcuz I did not bring my flesh into subjection.
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I would like to be as close to God as I can while here in this life. Fulfill my calling here in this life. Be the best mom that I can be. Be a part of Helping the suffering people around the world. Help other people to find Jesus Christ! Hopefully, be a great wifey one of these days to a called man of God!

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Hi! My name is Maria. I was born in Greatfalls, MT., raised in Spokane, WA. I have two sons, an eleven year old, and a six year old. Been saved since 2005. Zealous for the Lord!

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Favorite Book: The Holy Bible. Favorite minister's: Of course my pastor and First Lady, but other than, I like Joyce Meyer's, Paula White, Benny Hinn, Rod Parsley, Creflo Dollar, T.D. Jakes

Favorite Quote: Jesus is the Answer!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10
6/4/2011 5:13:38 PM

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4/24/2011 3:24:12 PM

Happy Jesus Rose from the dead and kicked sin and deaths butt Day!!! or Happy Easter emoticon



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Hi I added you as a friend, so we can encourage each other!



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LIVING_FREE
3/16/2011 8:48:36 PM

Thanks, Maria! Yeah, I am doing okay right now. I am trying to stay positive and refocus myself. It's hard with everything going on in the world.
Thank you for all the support. I really appreciate it!



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3/12/2011 10:13:31 PM

Thanks for the 'welcome to the team'!
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